Jammu, July 9: Amarnath Yatra was suspended and no pilgrim was on Saturday allowed to move from Jammu city to perform the Amarnath Yatra following the tension in Kashmir valley.
“No yatri was allowed to move from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city towards the valley due to prevailing tension following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani,” a senior police official told media persons in Jammu. Over a 1000 pilgrims are today stuck at Bhagwati Nagar and that is just one of the camping areas.
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The movement of the Yatris has been stopped beyond Banihal keeping in view the security situation which is being jointly handled by army and police in the valley region.
“The situation will be reviewed later. Till then the Amarnath Yatra shall remain suspended, ” a senior police officer to media persons.
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The annual Amarnath Yatra was proceeding normally so far and over 80,000 pilgrims have had ‘darshan’ of the ‘Lingam’ inside the cave shrine in kashmir Himalayas.
Situated at 3,888 metres above the sea level, the cave shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that wanes and waxes with the phases of the moon.